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Chemical Free Drain Clean

The new year is finally here and you have probably made a few new resolutions to help make 2019 great. If one of them is beginning a chemical free home/lifestyle well you are in luck. Using harsh chemicals like Draino are extremely dangerous. They not only harm your health due to the harsh chemicals, but also damage pipes. When it comes to sinks and showers the most common reason for a clog is excess hair within the drain. Especially if lots of hair product like gel/mousse are used they help trap more hair clumps. The 2 main ingredients you would need are baking soda and white vinegar. The baking soda is the superhero since it can dissolve mineral deposits. It contains disinfectant properties that eliminate odor caused by bacteria and fungi. Here are a few steps to unclog your drains:

1) Measure 1 cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Immediately pour 1 cup of vinegar.

2) After 5 minutes of fizzing pour 2 quarts of hot water

3) Continue this process until clog clears


If clog does not seem to free after a few tries, attempt pouring a cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of salt down the drain. Allow the mixture to remain in the drain overnight then flush with 2 cups of boiling water. This method of drain cleaning is harmless to your pipes and is recommended as a regular maintenance cleaning every few months. If you are experiencing any type of stubborn clogs call Empire Water Main & Sewer today for professional assistance!!! With stubborn clogs you may need a snake cleaning and in some instances a hydro jetting. We are available 24/7 to tackle these issues.

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